Fans have been waiting for months, but now it’s finally time. Warner Bros officially started it’s marketing campaign for Denis Villeneuve’s upcoming movie Dune. Now we have the official first look of Timothée Chalamet as Paul Atreides.
This is our first look at the protagonist Paul Atreides on his native planet of Caladan, from this December’s film adaptation of Frank Herbert’s groundbreaking novel, Dune, which was released in 1965.
In this first image, we can see the transport ships descend to take the Atreides leadership to their new destination, the planet named Arrakis, where the most part of the story will take place. At this point, Paul is being taught the ways of war by a veteran soldier named Gurney Halleck, played by Josh Brolin. Paul’s parents, Duke Leto and Lady Jessica Atreides (Oscar Isaac and Rebecca Ferguson), must not only manage the spice mining on Arrakis—but also the politics at play in the broader galaxy.
Timothee Chalamet On Paul in Dune
In a recent interview, Chalamet explains a little about his character:
“The immediately appealing thing about Paul was the fact that in a story of such detail and scale and world-building, the protagonist is on an anti-hero’s-journey of sorts. He thinks he’s going to be sort of a young general studying his father and his leadership of a fighting force before he comes of age, hopefully a decade later, or something like that.”
On Arrakis, giant carnivorous sandworms rule the landscape, while a tribe of indigenous humans known as Fremen, led by Javier Bardem’s Stilgar, somehow survive in the crevices. All in constant in fear that their world is about to be turned inside out by those they see as invaders.
Vanity Fair teased that this is the beginning of the promotional campaign for Dune. This means that we probably will get more new images tomorrow, possibly starring the other cast members, or maybe even our first look at the planet Arrakis.
The cast includes: Timothée Chalamet, Oscar Isaac, Rebecca Ferguson, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård, Zendaya, Dave Bautista, Javier Bardem, Jason Momoa, David Dastmalchian, Stephen McKinley Henderson and Charlotte Rampling
Dune is still expected to hit theatres December 18th. What do you guys think? Are you excited for Dune? Have you read the novel? Let’s discuss everything in the comments down below.